Coming Out

The Advocate covers everything you need to know about coming out, including the latest stories on public figures who come out as LGBT. The process of coming out varies for each person. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people come out to friends and family at an early age, while others lead a more private life. Activists such as Harvey Milk advocated for all LGBT people to come out of the closet, in order to help increase visibility of the cause and sway the hearts and minds of the American public. For many, the process is difficult and ongoing throughout a lifetime.

A young man questions the necessity of disclosure.

December 02 2016 5:27 AM

The Emmy-winning actor embodies a remarkable transition from closeted dodger to confident advocate.

October 25 2016 10:02 PM

The Fox News anchor was asked whether Ailes had kept him in the closet.

October 17 2016 11:33 AM Updated

Realizing you're LGBT may be the scariest moment of all.

October 11 2016 6:32 PM

Read inspiring coming-out stories from five people trying to change the world.

October 11 2016 3:27 PM Updated

Lance Bass, Jill Sobule, Dan Bucatinsky, and Nikki Levy celebrate National Coming Out Day by sharing their stories. 

October 11 2016 3:19 PM
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